Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications

  • ISBN 9781719640589
The information nurses need...when, where, and how they need it!

Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this manual delivers all the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care-pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.

Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete name for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Plus, a Body Systems Appendix includes a list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests for each body system as well as nutrition-related lab tests.

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New to this edition:

- Thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect the most current information, terminology, and changes in healthcare.

- Emphasis on Clinical Judgement with "Nursing Implications, Nursing Process, Clinical Judgement" section added to draw attention to the clinical judgment aspect of care.

- Introduction of a Student Decision Making Model that helps learners visualize critical thinking and clinical judgement.

- More than 15 new studies related to titles already presented, including salivary cortisol, 24-hour urine free cortisol; blood group genotyping; galectin -3, ST-2 soluble; sdLDL particles, LDL particle size, LDL particle number; Rh genotyping; 14-3-3 eta protein rheumatoid factor); sensitive troponin assays; and others.

- New coverage of sensitive issues that nurses encounter in real-life practice such as patient decisions on childhood vaccinations, caring for victims of sexual assault, and how to describe maternal markers to screen to generic defects.

- Coverage of implantable devices and wearable technologies.
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